Borders recycling centre to shut for asbestos removal

Credit: Scottish Borders Council

Borderers are being urged to use licensed contractors to remove asbestos after the material was dumped at Eyemouth Recycling Centre.

The facility will close from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 February to allow Scottish Borders Council to safely dispose of the asbestos, which was discovered in a skip on the site.

Asbestos waste cannot be disposed of in a council bin or recycling centre and council bosses say the final bill for dealing with the substance is expected to be a four figure sum.

While Eyemouth Recycling Centre is closed, the nearest alternative facility for residents and businesses is at Duns.